Some Recent Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on Tax Matters (and Related Decisions of the European Court of Justice)

The author examines decisions of the ECtHR from January 2015 to May 2016 relating to human rights and taxation including the application of the prohibition of double jeopardy; confidentiality, freedom of speech and taxpayer information; retrospective tax legislation; freedom from self-incrimination; confidentiality and privacy; exchange of information and procedural guarantees; discrimination in granting tax reliefs; justifiable discrimination for capital taxes; and the use of tax laws as a means of persecution; as well as recent human rights cases before the ECJ.